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Floor tiles

Natural stone tiles is beautiful, as a natural product they are less uniform in colour and style and require more planning for use and installation. Standard stone tiles are uniform in width and length. Granite or marble tiles are sawn on both sides and then polished or refined on the upper side to achieve a uniform thickness. Other natural stone tiles such as slate, for example, are typically split on the upper side of the “river”, so that the thickness of the tile varies slightly from place to place on the tile and from tile to tile. Variations in tile thickness can be achieved by adjusting the amount of mortar under each part of the tile, by creating wide joint lines that “ramp”between different thicknesses, or by using a cold chisel to remove high points.

Some stone tiles such as polished granite, marble and travertine are very slippery when wet. Stone tiles with a riveted (split) surface, such as slate or with a sawn surface, which are then sandblasted or softened, are non-slip. Ceramic tiles that are used in wet areas can be made more slip-resistant by using very small tiles so that the joint lines act as grooves, or by printing a contour pattern on the tile surface.

The hardness of natural stone slabs varies, so that some soft stone slabs (e. g. limestone) are not suitable for heavily stressed floors. On the other hand, ceramic tiles generally have a
superior enamelled surface and when this is scratched or engraved, the floor seems to be worn out while the same amount of wear and tear on natural stone tiles does not show up, or is less noticeable.

Natural stone tiles can be dyed with spilled liquids; they need to be sealed and sealed regularly, unlike ceramic tiles that only need to be sealed. Due to the complicated and nonrepetitive patterns in natural stone, however, small amounts of dirt are not visible on many natural stone tiles.

Porcelain Tiles

A tile is a piece of wear-resistant material, such as ceramic, stone, metal or even glass, which is usually used to cover roofs, floors, walls, showers or other objects such
as table tops. Alternatively, tiles can sometimes refer to similar elements made of light materials such as pearlite, wood and mineral wool, which are usually used for
walls and ceilings. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as a rectangular pawn used in the game (see tile set). The word derives from the
French word”tile”, which in turn is derived from the Latin word”tegula”, which means terracotta tile.

Tiles are often used for the production of wall and floor coverings, from simple square tiles to complex tiles or mosaics. Tiles are mostly ceramic tiles, mostly glazed for
interior use and not glazed for roofing, but other materials are also frequently used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials as well as stone. The
tiled stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used as flooring on walls and require more durable and impact-resistant surfaces



Natural stones are hard, compact rocks mined from quarries, and are generally used for architecture and construction projects. They are extremely resilient and durable over time.

Sedimentary rock with varying colors, formed over many years below the surface of oceans, lakes, and rivers from fragments of quartz. Sparkling and smooth, this natural stone can be cut and polished for both interior and exterior use.

Sedimentary rock formed in warm, shallow marine waters. It often contains fossil fragments or bands of color. Used extensively for interior and exterior cladding.

Metamorphic rock formed entirely of grains of quartz, usually of a whitish color. Its hardness and resilience lend it to being used in building and decoration.

Metamorphic rock halfway between slate and schist. Its satiny luster and wavy surface make it perfect for design projects.

Coarse-grained metamorphic rock composed of the same minerals as granite (quartz, feldspar, and mica), but with alternating bands of light and dark minerals. It is used more often in exterior spaces than interior spaces.

A type of hard, compact igneous rock formed by quartz, feldspar and mica. The flecked, sparkling appearance and toughness and durability make it an ideal material for construction and decoration.

Metamorphic rock made up of calcite and dolomite. Used extensively for construction and decoration due to its compact, crystalline texture and veins in a variety of colors.

Porous, cream-colored sedimentary rock formed by deposits of calcium carbonate. Frequently used as an ornamental stone in both interior and exterior construction.


Rectangular or square natural stone slab or tile, available in various sizes. It is used for covering floors, walls.


Rectangular stones or blocks used for constructing pavements. Granite and basalt are the most commonly used paving materials due to their hardness and resilience.

Construction technique using irregularly cut natural stones secured with mortar. Mostly used for exterior flooring and paving, although sometimes used for walls as well.

Construction technique involving the installation of square and rectangular pieces of natural stone according to a pattern. It is usually used for exterior flooring and paving.

Rectangular pieces of stone cut from the block using a blade or diamond wire saw. Sizes available for sale depend on the characteristics and origin of the material